Authorities have seen a big increase in search and rescue missions in northern Arizona, driven by a surge in popularity of outdoor recreation areas. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) The Associated PressFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have seen a big increase in search and rescue missions in northern Arizona, driven by a surge in popularity of outdoor recreation areas. County search and rescue teams have conducted 63 search and rescue missions since the start of 2017 versus 90 missions for all of 2016. On a busy tourist weekend for Coconino County, technical rescue teams could be forced to respond to multiple search and rescue missions on opposite sides of the 18,661-square-mile (48,332-square-kilometer) county. "It has been a busy year overall, and volunteers commit to a lot doing search and rescue," said Lisa Callan, a search and rescue volunteer who has been on 18 missions in 2017.
June 24, 2017 16:28 UTC
Rescue workers are seen at the site of a landslide in in Xinmo village, Diexi town of Maoxian county, Sichuan province on June 24, 2017. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)Chinese military police and rescue workers are seen at the site of a landslide in in Xinmo village, Diexi town of Maoxian county, Sichuan province on June 24, 2017. (AFP/Getty Images)Chinese military police and rescue workers are seen at the site of a landslide in in Xinmo village, Diexi town of Maoxian county, Sichuan province on June 24, 2017. (He Qinghai/Xinhua via AP)Emergency personnel work at the site of a massive landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, June 24, 2017. Wang was referring to China’s deadliest earthquake this century, a magnitude 7.9 temblor that struck Sichuan province in May 2008, killing nearly 90,000 people.
June 24, 2017 16:07 UTC
Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%..TonightCloudy this evening with thunderstorms developing after midnight. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
June 24, 2017 15:00 UTC
Including this newest grant, World Bank support to the project stands at $218.5 million. This additional financing to the Chittagong Water Supply Improvement and Sanitation Project will help the Chittagong Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (CWasa) continue to build water treatment plants, transmission and distribution networks and improve water distribution infrastructure, as well as aid in the preparation of sanitation and drainage master plans for the city. World Bank Country Director for Bangladesh Qimiao Fan said: “Only about half of the people in the Chittagong metropolitan area are getting access to safe water. Inadequate sewerage and drainage infrastructure increases the city’s water-logging problems.”“The World Bank is committed to expanding and improving the supply of safe water, sanitation and drainage services in the city. The new financing will help 27,000 homes gain access to reliable water supply by installing 10,000 new piped household connections and rehabilitating 17,000 existing connections.
June 24, 2017 14:15 UTC
At a discussion on Saturday, he said he did not agree with the leaders’ decision to come back. “They (ruling party) will always create obstructions and they won’t let us go where we want to go. On June 18, a motorcade of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and several other leaders was attacked in Rangunia Upazila when they were on their way to Rangamati to meet local people affected by the recent landslides. Senior BNP leader Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, who was accompanying Fakhrul, had blamed Awami League's local MP Hasan Mahmud for the attack. "He talks like an actor.”Addressing the ruling party general secretary, Roy said, “Awami League leaders and activists feel embarrassed hearing what you say.
June 24, 2017 13:41 UTC
The beauty salon, designed by owner Huda Quhshi to cater mostly to Muslim women, opened in January in the Bay Ridge neighbourhood of Brooklyn. It was actually during Ramadan last year, one week before Eid that I had this feeling to wear the hijab." They reminisced about meeting Quhshi two years ago when the beauty entrepreneur was hired to do make-up at a family wedding. It was to the point that I thought of closing for Ramadan," Quhshi said. When women arrive at the salon, they are invited to sit on a circular, ivory couch studded with jewels.
June 24, 2017 13:18 UTC
The report says the leaders agreed to use "all possible levers, including... reassessing visa policy towards third countries". Some countries, including Bangladesh and Nigeria, are often reluctant to readmit their citizens and the EU has recently doubled down on efforts to expedite such returns, according to the Reuters report. Italy is now the key entrance point to the bloc and most of those reaching European shores after boarding smugglers' boats in Africa are considered illegal labour migrants. Also readBangladesh, EU to work on ‘irregular migrants’Bangladeshis now make up the single largest group of illegal migrants to European shores, according to a recent report by London-based newspaper The Independent. EU leaders called for further action to stem the flow of migrants from Libya to Italy, along the Central Mediterranean route, the European Council said in a statement.
June 24, 2017 12:44 UTC
Bangladeshis enjoyed India’s defeat more than they enjoyed Pakistan’s victoryThe Pakistan cricket team has made history, and their win was rightfully applauded by the world at large, a mark left in the cricket world to be looked at in the future as a testament to what class cricket looks like. And on Wednesday, news of Anil Kumble stepping down as the head coach of Indian cricket team took the internet by storm. At the end of the day, it’s only a game of cricket, there is no need to lose sleep, or lives, over this. This long way, coming back to Sunday’s final, would have meant a smaller number of Virat Kohli haters. Because, not only did Kohli’s gesture revive the meme game online, the internet exploded.
Eid is a time for celebration and reflection. It is a time when we take stock of all the lessons we have learned over the holy month of Ramadan, as we mark its passing with our family and friends. In addition to being a month of abstinence, the holy month also reminds us of the importance of charity. With our industries booming and quality of life slowly becoming better and better, we should wholeheartedly accept the spirit of generosity, not limited to the day of Eid. A heartfelt Eid Mubarak to all our readers.
The Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn, the main opposition party, contrary to Theresa May’s expectations, ended up with 262 seats, adding 30 more seats through this election. It was a relief to know that all three MPs were re-elected with bigger majorities than their previous electoral performance. However, for the majority of UK voters, Brexit right now does not appear to be at the top of the list of their concerns. The ticking clockIt is clear that the election has changed the UK dynamics, but not in the way Theresa May wanted. However, it must also be remembered that governments of this type can be quite constrained in what they can do.
At a roundtable organised late last year at a major Bangladesh daily, it was mentioned that the daily production of milk in Bangladesh currently stands at around 18 million litres. According to a report published in 2015, milk consumption in Bangladesh is significantly lower than neighbouring India and Pakistan. Got milkA wide procurement network that taps into milk production sources even in the deepest reaches of Bangladesh can help the dairy industry keep pace with the growing demand. These methods would ensure higher quality of milk and lower wastage, and would save natural resources and costs incurred by replacing diesel-based milk chilling methods. The government is also conducting training programs for dairy farmers and is working on developing and implementing policies to help the dairy sector.